The City of Lake Forest Park released the non-project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Lake Forest Park Town Center Redevelopment Project in January 2019, and public comments were accepted through February 1, 2019. The EIS helps inform the decision-making process related to the subarea plan and code amendments. Code amendments determined by the City will inform what changes can be made in terms of design and development.
A DEIS can be a complicated and sometimes confusing process, especially when it is meant to consider a broad range of possibilities versus a specific project. The City recently developed a list of FAQs to help clarify questions around the DEIS. We want to highlight one question and answer:
- Q: What is the purpose of the alternatives presented in the Draft EIS?
- A: The alternatives studied in the Draft EIS are tools for evaluating the impacts of potential development. They commonly represent a range of development levels, enabling the
analysis of impacts at varying levels of development. They are not actual development proposals.
We wanted to remind the community that we, MGP, has not yet proposed a conceptual site plan or any plans for the Town Center redevelopment. We’ll be waiting like the rest of you to see what the City decides before we put pen to paper. We understand that the City plans to submit the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) this coming summer. You can find a timeline and other information related to the EIS process at YourLakeForestPark.com.